Arkansas Rice Annual Meeting, Online, Feb. 8 Jan 14, 2021

🕔Jan 14, 2021
The Arkansas Rice Farmers and Arkansas Rice Council will hold their annual meeting virtually on Monday, February 8 at 1:00 pm. The COVID-friendly event will begin with an overview on […]

Rice Market: New U.S. Trade Opportunities in 2020, 2021 Sep 21, 2020

🕔Sep 21, 2020
Global weather issues and panic-buying induced by COVID-19 have exhausted local supplies of rice throughout many heavy rice-consuming countries in 2020.  This environment has presented unique export opportunities for U.S. […]

Rice Market: Brazil Opens Temporary, Rare Duty-Free Quota Sep 10, 2020

🕔Sep 10, 2020
On August 27, USA Rice reported on the exploration by Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture into a temporary import suspension for rice.  Yesterday evening, Brazil’s Executive Secretary of the Foreign Trade […]

Louisiana: Row Rice Featured at Virtual Field Day Jul 28, 2020

🕔Jul 28, 2020
Presentations for the virtual northeast Louisiana row rice field day were released July 27, providing farmers with the latest information from LSU AgCenter researchers. The complete event is available online […]

Rice Industry Announces 2030 Sustainability Targets Apr 21, 2020

🕔Apr 21, 2020
USA Rice and The Rice Foundation conducted their first joint, virtual press conference today to announce a new set of aggressive sustainability reduction and improvement targets for the industry that […]

Arkansas: Tornado Adds Insult But Only Minor Injuries in Jonesboro Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
With so much bad news surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 and the lasting destruction it will do to our communities, this virus just saved hundreds of lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas, […]

Louisiana Rice: LSU AgCenter Gives Farmers Optimistic Outlook Feb 11, 2020

🕔Feb 11, 2020
Farmers heard about several optimistic developments in the international rice trade at the 2020 meeting of the Louisiana Rice Council and Louisiana Rice Growers Association on Feb. 10. Betsy Ward, […]

Rice: More ‘Food Pretenders’ Popping Up Oct 2, 2019

🕔Oct 2, 2019
Last week, the FDA held a public meeting to discuss the efforts to modernize standards of identity for foods (SOI).  USA Rice President & CEO Betsy Ward presented public comments […]

Rice Market: Mexico Bans Uruguayan Imports Sep 24, 2019

🕔Sep 24, 2019
Mexico has banned imports of Uruguayan rice after finding khapra beetle in a container earlier this month.  The National Health Service, Food Safety and Food Quality (SENASICA) in Mexico has […]

Rice: U.S. Makes 1st Sale to China Jul 3, 2019

🕔Jul 3, 2019
After decades chasing the enormous China market, a sale of U.S. rice was confirmed here last week. “This sale marks a turning point for the U.S. rice industry and its […]

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